What I Discovered from Reading Homeschool Reviews

What I Discovered from Reading Homeschool Reviews

by Kayley Kenzie
Before choosing to homeschool my children, I read various homeschool reviews. Most of the parents' experiences that I read about helped me understand the freedom that comes with expanding your child's curriculum further than just the 4-5 mandatory core subjects. One of the most interesting homeschool reviews I read was about a mother who incorporated a home-based business into her child's education. She reflected on her experience by saying that this type of learning made her child better-rounded intellectually. She thought this was a great idea to help her child receive skills that are becoming more and more important with a varying economy, as job security is on the decline.
For many years, it was a common mentality to expect a job right out of college or trade school. Most people thought that once a job was attained that you usually stayed there. This is not the case for most of us in this era. When I read the homeschool reviews, I learned that this type of education was being used by parents to help their children learn as much as possible. In a homeschool setting, top education is strived for, but also helping children become successful and confident is another factor. Most children aren't exposed to business courses in public or private schools, and they certainly aren't taught what it takes to start one. This homeschooling mother knew that fact. Are you a mom who wants to homeschool and run your own business from home? You can. In fact, with help from your children, you could do it even more efficiently. You can teach them what it takes to set up and maintain their own home-based business. I find this to be really interesting. Not only can you earn some extra money on the side through your home-based business, but you could have your child saving for their future. The money is a big plus, but the lessons learned along the way are invaluable. Can you imagine having a child that knows how to budget, understands the basics for business taxation, advertising, and assigning others to help with the project?
All of these lessons will give your children the skills for building their own financial security, skills that will be with them forever. Never would I have imagined teaching your child to run a business unless I read those homeschool reviews. Your child could come up with great ideas for marketing, invent a product, or come up with a solution for a common problem that takes off. It's a wonderful idea to help your child understand how a free market economy works. After assigning your child to research the product, they could develop marketing strategies. They could also learn about the competition that is out there. I agree with this homeschooling mom that learning about creating a home-based business could be a great supplement to your homeschool curriculum.
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